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--www.ncicap.org-- next the bret: and of the government's effort to stimulate the auto business is just about over. we will review the final weekend of cash for clunkers and talk to dealers. the number two democrat says government-run health insurance might be a loser. the house speaker just said it is a necessity. major democratic losses predicted next year and we look at one blue dog democrat being dogged by health care skeptics. we will take you to a country where the h1n1 flu is raging in taking lives. all of that, plus the all-star panel and the fried a lightning round, right here, right now. -- and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. we begin "special report" with a fox news alert. breaking news from the white house on a friday afternoon in august concerning the federal deficit. staggering numbers that could further affect the health care reform debate. major garrett joins us live with details. good evening. >> the question is, can you slide $2 trillion under the door? it appears the president and his administration are trying to. a couple of moments ago, the office
right here, right now. >> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. even though they are the minority party, republicans figure prominently in president obama's healthcare reform message today. the president signaled a growing impatience with the g.o.p. amid continued talk that frustrated democrats may try to ram through legislation however they can. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett. >> in his first appearance on a radio talk show broadcast from the white house and in a town hall later with grassroots supporters, president obama accused republicans of plotting their return to power through the graveyard of healthcare reform. >> early on, a decision was made by the republican leadership that said, look, let's not give them a victory. maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94 when clinton came in. he failed on healthcare and then we won in the midterm elections and got the majority. later when talking to organizing for america loyalists, mr. obama said three senate loyalists may help negotiate a healthcare deal but he won't wait much longer for results. >> we don't know ye
weapon. that's what the president of israel is saying in an interview with fox news bret baier. u.s. intelligence estimates that it's more like three years but the u.n.'s atomic watchdog reports iran is actually slowing down its nuclear program. jennifer griffin works the pentagon. she is there tonight. you have a copy of that report, right, jen? >> that's right. right here. in fact what they found and this is the first time in three years that the output of enriched uranium has slowed. there were 3 centrifuges fewer than there were in june. the mystery gets deeper. they don't know whether this is politically motivated or a technical glitch. shepard: the israelis say that's just not true, right. >> they are not buying it as you mentioned bret baier interviewed president sherri money perez. here is what he said. >> do you have any confidence in iaea -- stronger than institutions. institutions shouldn't lag behind the realities. >> and some worry, shep, that israel may go it alone militarily against iran. shepard: you know vice president cheney talked about the military option in hi
deal with the president of israel. in their exclusive interview, shimon peres said down with bret baier, saying it is time. the interview comes on a hill -- comes on the heels of a poll of israelis who believe that president obama does not have their best at heart. the poll shows only 4% of jewish israelis consider the president pro-israel. bret baier is in jerusalem. tell us what the president is saying about a possible settlement negotiation? -- negotiation. >> i asked him about the pole and he said that he never really respected them. there are like perfume, they are nice to small but dangerous to swallow. ask for a possible breakthrough, i got the sense that israelis are possibly preparing to make some agreement on the settlement issue. president peres told us about the meeting that could happen this fall. >> perhaps by september. president obama could chair it. there is a chance that we could be open to negotiations. frankly, i think it is the best choice. there is no escape. >> as we walked through the presidential guard and, he talked about iran, the threat from iran. he said he
immediately. in a fox news exclusive interview along the israel-gaza border, told bret baier he's not afraid of hamas. >> just yesterday a rocket was fired from here, landing somewhere out here. >> yes. the story is if they shoot at us, we will rely immediately. >> so you are standing here looking at this. they can see you at this location. do you get worried? >> no. i think they won't do it because they know immediately there will be retaliation. and there is an unwritten game between us and them. they know if they don't respect it they'll pay heavily. >> shannon: you can catch the rest of the exclusive one-on-one interview with president perez, including sit-down interview, tour of the presidential garden and tour of the border in gaza tomorrow at 6:00 when bret baier will be anchoring special report live from jerusalem. you don't want to miss it. >>> two virginia tech students are dead and the killer is still at large. as loved ones mourn the loss authorities are stepping up patrols in the area where they died. we have the latest on the investigation after the break. introducing the all n
for bret baier. memorials for the late senator kennedy continue. president obama will speak at tomorrow's fiewn al mass and major garrett reports that kennedy's death has left a void that could hamper the president's healthcare reform efforts. >> as the public morning continued, president obama worked on his eulogy on martha's vineyard conferring with his top advisor, david axelrod. the president has immersed himself in his vacation, setting aside the healthcare debate for a bike ride along the beach, a fried shim p lunch and a look from the white house. if he was looking for a deal maker, clout and timing, kennedy's death may have left mr. obama adrift. >> he was the only person who could go to the republicans an cut the deal and come back to the left and say this is good enough. we should take this. this might be all we can get right now. they would believe him. they would follow him and get in line behind him. >> mcmahon worked for howard dean, whose 2004 run for the white house reanimated the slumbering left. in the '80's he worked on the senate staff to get compromise. >> there wer
people who trust liberty medical. jon: now to the middle east and a fox news exclusive. bret baier gets a to or from israeli president trone perez in any to loss of interview. bret baier is in jerusalem now with the highlights. the question everyone is asking it is, is there any kind of a breakthrough on peace negotiations? >> i think they are close. the israeli president told us the plan now is for benjamin netanyahu to meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas at the united nations. president obama is expected to chair that meeting. according to the president, the plan is not to have an announcement that peace negotiations are moving forward, at least if things continue the way they are. in order for that to happen, the israelis may have to agree to a freeze of settlements outside of the borders of israel. that is a tough thing for the government, but it sounds like from the interview that there are close to doing that. jon: you visited the border with the president. what did he have to say? >> it was interesting. we were just a few hundred yards away from the border. days before
medicare benefits. rnc chairman michael steele outlining the principles in an op ed. with me now is bret baier. nice to have you. there are taking advantage of this opportunity now that the president is on vacation. now the gop is getting in there jab of the day. -- their jab of the day. >> that is right. the rnc and michael steele really sees an opportunity here. there is a lot of concern here. looking at the polls in recent weeks on health care reform, and seniors and independent voters, even those who voted for president obama, are having increasing concerns about a number of things. not just the death panel talk. basically, that is funding for end of life discussions. michael steele writes -- other thing they are talking about our cuts in medicare, one proposed at $500 million. medicare is government-run, but it is also a program that is running out of money. experts believe that it will need an infusion of $2 billion just to stay insolvent. under the current plan there will be $500 billion cut from funding. this bill of rights is to tap into some of those concerns. trace: you have t
bret: ├ži thought you would like that one. that is it for "special report." we will see you back here tomorrow. >> charges in the case of the murdered model. plus, the man who bombed flight 1 03 goes home. i am jon scott. the news starts now. >> the man killed 270 people. jon: a man is released on compassionate grounds in scotland, but little for those whose lives he ripped apart. >> where is our compass? where is our spine? i am sick over this. jon: the lockerbie bombing goes home to libya. and -- >> i am live at the white house, and i am joined by the president of the united states. jon: and senator john kennedy -- ted kennedy. the lion of the senate makes a request. but first, the man convicted in one of the most notorious terrorist attacks in our history, walks out of prison. abdelbaset ali mohmet al- megrahi covered his face as he flew from scotland to his home of libya. he was found guilty in 2001 of the bombing that killed all of the people on board the airplane, including many american college students and 11 people on the ground. the pan am flight was scheduled to fly fr
overhaul. it has never been used for health care reform. bret bair joins us now. we call it the nuclear option because, in essence, this is a civil war in the senate. clear battle lines have been drawn. the democrats on one side. the democrats on the other. that is the way it is. >> it is important to point out that republicans have used this numerous times before. for a massive package like health care reform that is more than 1/6 of the nation's economy, there are lots of people, both democrats and republicans who say they should not be used in this piece of legislation. we are still a number of steps away from that, if senate majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political
questioners. we will watch john mccain and then talked to bret and bill about what is going on. trace: hot temperatures in arizona. a sentence this model to be caned. now, the judge made a critical decision. that is coming up. jane: we're learning more from cia documents about terror plot that have been foiled. that intensified this battle over how effective the cia interrogations program has been. brian has been looking at the documents. any surprises? >> the most important thing is the assessment of the unnamed person who wrote one document in 2003. his assessment was that the interrogations program had been an absolute success. the bottom line is that these documents will be scrutinized. there will be plenty of debate over whether the techniques were too harsh or whether interrogators went too far, and it is important to note that some information they got in those interrogations' broke up a big plot against the u.s. against allies. most of this has been reported over the past several years, but buried in the just-released documents are new details. there were al qaeda plans for 9/11-ty
pursue their dream in an america that is more equal and more just, including myself. martha: bret bair, this news, although everybody knew it was likely to be coming, it sinks in in many parts of the country, and is felt so strongly in washington. he and his family made civil rights the hallmarks of what he did. how is his loss felt where you are? >> there is outpouring of response from both sides of the ideal. when you look at his 36-year career, it's banned overtime presidencies. he authored or coauthored 2500 pieces of legislation. they were big pieces of legislation. as you mentioned, the civil rights legislation, title 9, cobra. some people say that you can measure a man by what his adversaries say about him. there are a lot of republicans who ideologically were diametrically opposed to senator ted kennedy who are coming out in droves today praising his career on the senate. we learned that former president george w. bush called mrs. vicky kennedy this morning and passed on their condolences. senator ted kennedy worked with president bush on a child left behind. most people you ta
that happened with columbia back in 20 2003 when it was bret down by foam that knocked a hole in the left wing. they want to make sure nothing like this happens on a mission going up. if they should, they have the safe haven you know of the space station to await coming back. again, they want to make sure they have this under control if they can. they have asked to look at what it means if they take another hard look at it because of a remote robotic ship coming up by the japanese to the space station and a crew change by the russians, it will be october before they can launch "discovery." >> let me ask you about something else, they are talking about $15 million to send commercial passengers to space. how real is this? >> it can't be real right now. usa know, you've been here, covered the stuff. $50 million doesn't buy a tank of gas. there's a lot of study going onna lot of flights taking place by commercial enterprise. they should be, and they will get there, but they are not there now. what we have going right now was designed the areas one and areas five and orrian spacecraft, this is wher
that and bret baier's investigation, all -- >> dave: and the father said she loves his daughter whether she's a christian or a muslim and welcomes her home and she would be of sa if he comes home. >> clayton: and on twitter right now, a lot of people are writing and saying they have reached out to charlie crist the governor of florida and gotten immediate responses, within 12 hours and the office of the governor down there in florida has been highly communicative and a lot of people are saying it shows what the governor -- he's a stand-up guy. >> caller: he's a great guy and he's a -- a great governor, and, my mom says he'll be a great senator from the sunshine state and charlie will not let it happen, i'll tell you now. >> clayton: we have to ask you this question, we are going to talk about this coming up here in the -- in a moment, are you on twitter? are you on facebook, using social networking. >> caller: i hate to say i'm not. i do have a blog that i write to occasionally, but... i haven't -- i haven't figured out all the abbreviations yet. >> alisyn: i'm not surprised and here's why,
and into the same one that we will be forced to take? [applause] >> unfortunately there will not be a gambler bret -- government single payer. i would join it. apparently i was not clear when i said -- i am curious, do you really think that it be as is your argument? i thought your thoughtful people here to have a conversation. and disappointed at the level of response. -- i am disappointed at the level of response. i am trying to respond to your questions. as far as this is concerned, i do say this, i will be honest with you, -- sometimes you are not sure whether -- i feel very confident -- i am not on medicare -- i am on medicare. ii am not going to get in the lender. which one of you wants to yell first? i had the same as other federal employees. it is blue cross blue shield. i am going to vote for a bill that will have a public option as an option. people will have the option. no one will be forced into the plan. here is a great contradiction i get from people. one is, if you have this public plan is going to that because it will rationed and the government cannot run things. two, it will be s
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